City of Saints

  • by Andrew Hunt
  • Narrated by Richard Waterhouse
  • 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

To the outside observer, Salt Lake City seems to be the squeaky-clean “City of Saints” - its nickname since Mormon pioneers first arrived. Its wide roads, huge Mormon temple topped by a horn-blowing angel, and orderly neighborhoods give it the appearance of the ideal American city. But looks can be deceiving.
When beautiful socialite Helen Kent Pfalzgraf turns up dead, Salt Lake County Deputy Art Oveson - a twenty-something husband, dad, and devout Mormon just getting his start - finds himself thrust into the role of detective. With his partner, a foul-mouthed, vice-ridden former strikebreaker, he begins to pursue Pfalzgraf’s murderer - or murderers. Their search takes them into the dark underbelly of Salt Lake City, a place rife with blackmail, corruption, and murder. Throw in a cowardly sheriff seeking reelection, a prominent local physician with a host of skeletons in his closet, and swirling rumors of an affair between the murder victim and an elusive Hollywood star, and you’ve got City of Saints, a mystery based on a true yet largely forgotten murder that once captivated the nation but still remains unsolved eighty years later.

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Customer Reviews

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Not my usual cup of tea - but maybe it should be

I'm not sure why I bought this book, but I'm certainly glad I did. The story is interesting, the performance outstanding and the main character fascinating. It's the coming of age of the youngest son of deceased policeman in 1930 Salt Lake City, a very real and recognizable ordinary guy with fears and foibles. Such a welcome change from the super-hero Reacher kinds of guys who typically populate mysteries, which I usually choose. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will look for more by this author and narrator. Good use of a credit.
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- BarbJ1947 "quilter"

I want more of Rosco and Art.

Would you consider the audio edition of City of Saints to be better than the print version?

I like the print version slightly better


What did you like best about this story?

Twists and turns and well developed characters


Which character – as performed by Richard Waterhouse – was your favorite?

Art Oveson


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Wish I were that creative


Any additional comments?

More, I want more!

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- Carol

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-05-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.